Let’s face it, I am happy when anything shows up at my house that does not scream BILL. I get excited over handwritten cards and packages, but what really puts a smile on my face is the many delivery services in LA that make life a little easier AND a lot more fun. Shots, scones, and ice cream sandwiches, Oh My!
Here are three ways to spread cheer this holiday season in LaLaLand (or bring joy to yourself and whomever you may live with- roommates, lovers, husband, or kids):
A scone for everyone! These beautiful scones packaged beautifully in a box are not your ordinary English scones. These scones are created to maximize nutrition and flavor. The luscious beauties come in savory and sweet options like Zilla (gruyere, caramelized purple onion, and sage), mini vegan Bea (Matcha, blueberries, and lemon), and DeFusco (espresso, amaretto, mascarpone, dark chocolate).
Vegan and gluten-free options are available too, such as Ishkabibble (roasted potato, kale, turmeric, garlic, preserved lemon), Julie Freedom (dried fruit, nuts, chia seeds, maple syrup), and Ursa Major (ancient grain, Granny Smith apples, raisins, cinnamon). The artisanal scones, made with organic ingredients, are free of refined sugar and soy. Freshly baked and delivered in LA. Who doesn’t love a warm scone with a cup of tea? Follow @sconelyla or order online. We wouldn’t be surprised if they end up in storefronts soon.
A box of ice cream sandwiches puts a twinkle in my adult eye, so much so, that every day I would treat myself to one fresh creamy ice cream sandwich when I came home from CREAM (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me – an homage to the Wu Tang Clan song). In full-size cookies and mini size cookie options (as well as a brownie, waffle, or do’sant as a base), the creamy handcrafted sandwiches with fresh baked cookies are delivered right to your door. You can select your base (cookie choice), ice cream preference, and topping. Flavors combinations taste divine on any baked goodie. Try Butter Sugar, Peanut Butter, Toffee Nut, Snickerdoodle, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, CREAMfetti, and many more cookie concoctions.
We adored Green Tea ice cream rolled with fruity pebbles, Pink Peach Bellini with colorful sprinkles, Mint Chocolate Chip rolled with mini m&m’s, Cookies and Cream doused with crushed Oreos, Birthday Cake ice cream with sprinkles, Peanut Butter Twist with the cap’n crunch topping as well as Cup of Joe and Chocoholic. Seasonal flavors appear too like Peppermint Bark. The options are endless. Gluten-free and vegan options are possible. Over a week later the cookies in our freezer were still moist and the ice cream still rich and creamy. Cream Nation. Create your perfect ice cream sandwich. Variety is the spice of life. Smiles for days.
Sample alcohol from a wide range of distillers and manufacturers. The monthly subscription Shots Box comes with a cocktail recipe for each craft spirit. Ten craft spirit samples are delivered each month which is a great way to sample new brands like gin from Sipsong Spirits, Suerte tequila, Barenager bourbon and honey, or mint chocolate chip liquor from Adelaide’s. Concoct a boozy mint chocolate milkshake, a Lucky Matador mixing tequila with lime, pineapple juice, and blood orange juice, OR a Lavender and Sage Gimlet with the gin. If you fall in love with a spirit, you can purchase a full bottle on their marketplace. Learn more on Instagram at @shots_box.